Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said that there were pleasing aspects in the Brumbies game after they lost 29-22 to the Chiefs in Tauranga.
The Brumbies looked to have secured a 22-all draw in the last five minutes of the match but allowed the Chiefs to score a converted try in the corner handing victory to their opponents and their first loss of the season.
Mowen said after the match that he felt they were a little unlucky to have lost at the death.
"It was a little bit disappointing in the end but I think some of the things we did in the game, our carry and our defence, was consistent which is what we were chasing," said Mowen.
"There's a really good mentality underlining what we're trying to do here and that's good."
"We were a little bit unlucky in the end but there were some positives there and some things to work on."
A slightly happier Chiefs captain Craig Clarke was relieved to have secured the victory as they have a bye next week which will give them time to heal their wounded players.
"I don't know if it was an outstanding game," Clarke said.
"We struggled a bit and we were going backwards a fair bit of the time but we showed a bit of character and a bit of fight and that got us through. "
"The Brumbies were up in our face, their defence was good and we were struggling to get go forward."
While the Chiefs have a bye next week the Brumbies will host the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.